Alabama! Day 74 (Riding day 61)

Let the games begin.  It’s October 8th and I started stage two where I left off from stage one on May 12th.  My GPS said I started in the same place I left off, but my legs, lungs, heart, balance, and stamina started a ways back in the trip.  A long ways back.

But it was a beautiful day to ride.  The sun was shining (I had to use sunscreen for the first time since I left Ohio) the temp. was a cool 60 degrees and the breeze was still asleep.  The roads were mostly smooth and relatively flat.  What more could I ask for.  After about 20 miles I was asking for a motor.

I wasn’t pushing on this first day back but to tell you how slow I was riding, I was passed by a house.  I had never been passed by a house before.  Every house I ever saw along the way I always passed.  I was tooling along on a two lane highway with no shoulder when I saw something very huge in my tiny rear view mirror.  I hugged the side of the road as close as I could when a house drove by me.  To be fair it was only half a house, with the other half in hot pursuit.   I suppose one half was trying to catch the other which may explain why they were moving so fast.  If the house had a garage I would have been tempted to pull in and take a break.

I did ride a little farther than I planned for the first day and made it to Alabama.  I hope I don’t regret my ambition tomorrow.

Alabama State Line

Alabama State Line

Day 61 stats.  I rode 36.7 miles averaging 12.2 mph, Max speed 16.2 mph, calories= 1547, Ave heart rate=135, (very out of shape), Max heart rate=155, Ascent= 617′, Descent= 604′, Max elevation=36′, Min elevation= -70′ (blub blub)  Riding time was 3:01, Total time on the road= 4:06

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3 Responses to Alabama! Day 74 (Riding day 61)

  1. Marylee says:

    Congratulations on getting back on your mission! Looking forward to reading all about it. Best of luck – I have faith in you!

  2. katie says:

    ah, the dreaded gruel of reconditioning. Then that mean old house just rolls on by! at least your sense of humor is still in top condition. Roll on brother!

  3. jo ann says:

    Sounds like fun, keepon rolling!

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